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Leonard Humphrey

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Leonard Owen Humphrey was born March 23, 1936, to Marshal and Dale Humphrey in Canton and passed away March 12, 2020. He graduated from Van High School in 1953. He studied Aero Engineering at Arlington State, Petroleum Technology at Kilgore College, and Business Marketing at UT Tyler.

He worked as a wireline engineer in Argentina, along the Columbia-Ecuador border, and in Venezuela. He transferred to Nigeria as a manager and a pilot. He had all pilot ratings and flew for a small airline before managing the Gainesville airport. He sold aircraft and was the number one Piper salesman in 1968.

He returned to the oil industry before working for Geico. The last 2 ½ years at Geico he took only Spanish calls as he was so fluent.

He was an accomplished genealogist- writing several books and tracking family back to 1536 in Ireland.

He was a member of First Methodist Church Hurst and had been a member of Dallas Flying Businessman’s Association, Civitan, Q.B. (Quiet Birdmen), and Society of Petroleum Engineers.

He was a deeply loved husband, father, and grandfather survived by his wife of 54 years, Jan Humphrey; children, Scott Humphrey and Paige Pickett; and six grandchildren.

Service to be scheduled at a later date.